The Handbook of Second Language Acquisition
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
- Discusses the biological and cognitive underpinnings of SLA,
mechanisms, processes, and constraints on SLA, the level of
ultimate attainment, research methods, and the status of SLA as a
- Includes contributions from twenty-seven of the world's leading
- Provides an invaluable resource for all students and scholars of human cognition, including those in linguistics, psychology, applied linguistics, ESL, foreign languages, and cognitive science.
1. The Scope of Inquiry and Goals of SLA: Catherine J. Doughty and Michael H. Long.
II: Capacity and Representation:.
2. On the Nature of Interlanguage Representation: Universal Grammar in the Second Language: Lydia White.
3. The Radical Middle: Nativism without Universal Grammar: William O’Grady.
4. Constructions, Chunking, and Connectionism: The Emergence of Second Language Structure: Nick C. Ellis.
5. Cognitive Processes in Second Language Learners and Bilinguals: The Development of Lexical and Conceptual Representations: Judith F. Kroll and Gretchen Sunderman.
6. Near-Nativeness: Antonella Sorace.
III: Environments for SLA:.
7. Language Socialization in SLA: Karen Ann Watson-Gegeo and Sarah Nielsen.
8. Social Context: Jeff Siegel.
9. Input and Interaction: Susan M. Gass.
10. Instructed SLA: Constraints, Compensation, and Enhancement: Catherine J. Doughty.
IV: Processes in SLA:.
11. Implicit and Explicit Learning: Robert M. DeKeyser.
12. Incidental and Intentional Learning: Jan H. Hulstijn.
13. Automaticity and Second Languages: Norman Segalowitz.
14. Variation: Suzanne Romaine.
15. Cross-linguistic Influence: Terence Odlin.
16. Stabilization and Fossilization in Interlanguage Development: Michael H. Long.
V: Biological and Psychological Constraints:.
17. Maturational Constraints in SLA: Kenneth Hyltenstam and Niclas Abrahamsson.
18. Individual Differences in Second Language Learning: Zoltán Dörnyei and Peter Skehan.
19. Attention and Memory during SLA: Peter Robinson.
20. Language Processing Capacity: Manfred Pienemann.
VI: Research Methods:.
21. Defining and Measuring SLA: John Norris and Lourdes Ortega.
22. Data Collection in SLA Research: Craig Chaudron.
VII: The State of SLA:.
23. SLA Theory: Construction and Assessment: Kevin R. Gregg.
24. SLA and Cognitive Science: Michael H. Long and Catherine J. Doughty.
Michael H. Long is Professor of SLA and Director of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland.
- Presents an integrated discussion of key and sometimes controversial issues in second language acquisition research.
- Discusses the biological underpinnings of SLA, the driving forces and constraints on SLA, research methods, and the status of SLA as a cognitive science.
- Includes contributions from the world's leading scholars.
- Provides an invaluable resource for all students and scholars of human cognition, including those in linguistics, psychology, applied linguistics, ESL, and cognitive science.
"Arguing that SLA research should be viewed as a branch of
cognitive science, the editors have served up a feast for, and
about, the mind. This Handbook will be read, consulted, and
referred to again and again." Diane Larsen-Freeman, University
"The Handbook of Second Language Acquisition lives up to
its name: it provides a remarkable overview of the field, whose
future the editors intelligently advocate to be an integral
constituent of cognitive science. A rainbow of topics and
theoretical stances promises much stimulation to a wide readership.
The volume will no doubt serve as a highly appreciated resource for
novice and expert alike." Bonnie D. Schwartz, University of
"Highly recommended." Choice